The philosopher Jurgen Habermas claims that "modernism is dominant but dead". A corollary might be : "Islam is despised but thriving". The short essays in this collection give thanks for this defining irony of our culture, and put flesh on a hundred bones of contention.
"A absolute treasure trove of wisdom ... simply riveting. Abdal Hakim Murad reminds us that it can still be done: we can worship God and honor the legacy of His Prophet with love, humility, wisdom and courage - not to mention style and grace! Modernity is simply our context. We must never allow it to become our excuse." (Sherman Jackson, King Faisal Professor of Islamic Thought and Culture, University of Southern California); "Through a nexus of superbly crafted aphorisms - from the Prophet Adam to Gorbachev and beyond - the author explores a panoply of thought-provoking theological, philosophical, social and political issues. The work reveals the author at his inimitable best." (Shaykh Seraj Hendricks, Cape Town)